Environmental and Resource Economics: Its Role in Planning Sustainable Development

Background is provided on the nature of environmental and resource economics and its origins. The main current view of environmental/resource economists about the concept of sustainable development is outlined and the implications of this view for decision-making about optimal resource-use, conservation and development are discussed. On the whole economic •definitions of sustainable development tend to be more restricted, precise and operational than non-economic ones. However, there is room for disagreement about the values which underlie these definitions.


Issue Date:
1994-04
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN: 1321 6619 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/144209
Total Pages:
8
Series Statement:
Biodiversity Conservation: Studies in its Economics and Management, Mainly in Yunnan, China
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